Spinner’s Mantra #2: Just because I like these colors individually does not mean I should ply them together.
I should have this tattooed to the underside of my right arm, so that I am forced to read it every time I sit down to ply.
I’ve been going through my stash of spun singles trying to get inspired. I’m running out of plastic storage bobbins, which means it’s time to ply something. Here’s what I’ve got.
It’s a real mix.
From top left to right:
- Scrap singles, less than 1 oz each: Green Polwarth, black llama/wool, and silver Romney/Perendale.
- Silver Falkland merino (about 1 oz)
- Blue BFL/silk (4 oz)
- Blue Falkland merino (looks like less than 4 oz)
- Orange merino (4 oz)
From bottom left to right:
- Leftover Silver Romney/Perendale in two different shades
- Green multi Judith McKenzie batt, about 1.3 oz per bobbin
- Blue multi Judith McKenzie batt, about 1.3 oz per bobbin
- Gray Cormo, about 1.3 oz per bobbin
Gack, what do I do with all of this?
And not this:
I could do the tame thing and ply all my like singles together with no contrast. They’d still be pretty…
But I still find it more of a challenge to find colors I can ply together. Instead of looking for contrast, how about similarity. What do you think of this?